Hope you did your homework.Mikhail Goldenkov/Strelka Institute/FlickrThe job-hunting process can be a roller coaster of highs and lows, and every rejection along the way can make you feel more and more insecure. But while there are situations where you didn’t get the job because of something you did (or didn’t) do or say, there are also times when it’s more about another candidate. Here’s why you didn’t get the position, according to recruiters and experts. 1.
You know the feeling: After explaining how your team’s latest project is going in a detailed email that’s super easy to read, the one person who always nitpicks your work approaches you with painfully obvious questions, the answers to which have already been plainly spelled out. Cue the impolite responses — which luckily flood your mind, not your mouth. Case in point: This user recently asked the Twitterverse about what they love to say when people test their patience on the job.
When you start a new job, it’s natural to feel left out of the workplace camaraderie, especially as you try to break into the “office tribes.”While it’s natural for you and your new colleagues to need some time to develop relationships, it’s easy to get impatient if you feel some degree of FOMO, or “fear of missing out,” as you self-consciously watch your peers sharing water-cooler chat and trading inside jokes. But you’re not alone.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".